Must Watch: Awesome New Daytona 500 TV Spot for Pixar's 'Cars 2'!
It looks like Transformers: Dark of the Moon wasn't the only movie getting some exposure at the Daytona 500 yesterday. But of course - Pixar's Cars 2, one of the most deserving films to be at that race, also got a brand new 60-second TV spot packed full of new footage and more. Though we've already seen a full teaser trailer for this, I think I'm starting to get a bitter gist of the story and it basically seems like a Bond movie mixed with an international car race, which actually seems pretty awesome. It's really just a damn good TV spot. Like The Pixar Blog says, "How could anybody not look forward to seeing Cars 2 after watching this?"
Watch the first full TV spot from the Daytona 500 for Pixar's Cars 2:
Cars 2 sees Lightning and Mater traveling around the world for the Race of Champions that includes other disciplines like Formula One. Mater ends up in a 'Hitchcockian' case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and becomes embroiled in a spy thriller, but no one believes him.
Cars 2 is being directed by former Pixar producer Brad Lewis, who is making his directorial debut following producing work on Ratatouille. We've also heard that John Lasseter has returned to Pixar to help co-direct, but Disney is quick to deny that. No screenplay credits are listed yet for Cars 2. Disney will be bringing Cars 2 to theaters everywhere in Disney Digital 3D starting June 24th in the middle of the summer. Look good?
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
Jay on Feb 21, 2011
Is it just me or was Cars Pixar's weakest film to date? So why have they made a second? And why are they starting the new series "Planes?" C'mon Pixar! You have a reputation to uphold of movies for BOTH kids and adults.
CisforCinema on Feb 21, 2011
Cars was, I believe, one of Pixar's most lucrative films in recent years. Thus, a Cars sequel instead of an original film or a sequel to the Incredibles (which I think deserves one).
Emma on Feb 21, 2011
True fact. But is it just me, or was anyone else (for years, mind you) under the impression that Pixar had enough integrity to still make movies that could soar above the common animated film *while* making that inevitable money without blatantly cashing-in on their "lucrative" films? It just seems so unlike them, you know?
Cracky on Feb 21, 2011
oh, definitely, I agree. I was upset when I heard about them doing a Cars sequel...if only because it seemed like something they didn't need to do. I don't know, I don't really like the whole idea of sequels for Pixar movies in general - it worked for Toy Story, but I still found I would've preferred to have had the story end after TS1 (even with TS3 this past year).
Emma on Feb 21, 2011
Seems like a bit of a redundant complaint. It being successful can only mean it was popular. While it might not be your favourite, it clearly was for a lot of people. Try framing your concerns from the perspective of the people who loved the film. Personally, I wasn't too taken with it but I understand the reasoning for a sequel - lots of people loved it and would enjoy more.
Chris on Feb 22, 2011
Yea I agree with CisforCinema on this one. Cars is probably one of my least favorite pixar movies and it didn't deserve a sequel.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2011
feels weird not being amped for a Pixar film
ozzie on Feb 21, 2011
You gotta remember that the money that they make from the Cars franchise helps Pixar make the mind-blowers. Speaking of which, I would love them to really tackle a good sci-fi story, with spaceships and ray-guns and...stuff!! I mean Wall-E was sci-fi...but you know, more epic and adult.
kitano0 on Feb 21, 2011
They're already on it, man! John Carter of Mars!
Kirby-o on Feb 21, 2011
John Carter of Mars is a live action film that is not associated with Pixar aside from the fact that Andrew Stanton is directing it. Honestly, I find it somewhat telling that two of Pixar's best directors have flown the coop since they sold to Disney.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2011
John Carter of Mars is being made by Pixar and distributed by Disney so...idk what your talking about.
guest on Feb 22, 2011
Looks like a tacky Speed Racer, and that was tacky... Bring on The Incredibles II... or even a return run by Remy the Rat...
Stan on Feb 21, 2011
Pixar isnt pixar and hasnt been pixar for a number of years now. Disney paid a large amount of cash for'em and now they're getting their returns to cover that expenditure. Movies generally make their money back from theaters and make profits from the toys. The toys for cars sold like crazy to little boys and more than any other pixar film, so Disney is milking the cow much like they've done with others (and other companies do as well). This is gonna be a good movie for kids with an A list movie budget and they're gonna reap the rewards again in toys. Then there's movies like say, Tangled or How to train a dragon where there are SOME toy sales but they pale in comparison. Much like how UP was a bust (who buys action figures of an old man with a cane,etc). Im looking forward to monsters 2 more than cars 2.
none on Feb 21, 2011
Actually Bugs was my least favorite Pixar film. Either way, even my least favorite Pixar film ends up being better than 80% of everything else out there.
AudioOut on Feb 21, 2011
I'm sorry, Bugs Life. Didn't even bother remembering the proper name.
AudioOut on Feb 21, 2011
Cars was okay, but really a weird one. Talking cars, no humans. They don't have arms to do stuff. It's just weird to me. It's time for Incredibles 2!!!
Jedibilly on Feb 22, 2011
Wait wait wait Wait... WORLD GRAND PRIX... 3 Races... 2 Continents?... SERIOUSLY? What a f^@#ing letdown! The Little League World Series is more globally contested than that crap. Half the world's population can take a short road trip in a car across two continents. Plus it's cute that the star (of the 1st movie at least) is the NASCAR champion, but not even featuring a race in the entire western hemisphere is pretty damn biased. I would've like to have seen 1 track/race from US, South America, their version of Nurburgring (famous 12mile-long German track), that new Indy track at the worlds tallest building in Dubai, and (maybe) an Antartic race for fun or the evil boss' lair. I know it is not a big deal (at all) but I was expecting one or two race montages with (stereotypical) in-jokes for each country/region/race. Not just Japanese toilet humor. Sigh.
Anonymous on Feb 22, 2011
My god that looks very sub-par. 🙁 What a waste of talent for all those Pixar animators instead of working on a new IP.
Dukephoenix on Feb 22, 2011
Disney pushed for this sequel from Pixar because of the huge merchandising revenue potential.
Number Six on Feb 22, 2011
i dont get y u guys hate cars soo much??cuz they talk?? i personally felt tat it was a g8 movie with tons of fun n a spectacular ending... hell it was better than finding nemo..... (flame sheild on...._
Nans2693 on Feb 22, 2011
Would you people shut the fuck up about incredibles 2? Jeez.
Mrmadison22 on Mar 5, 2011
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